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Delhi Police rescue mother, daughter locked up in room for 4 years

Delhi Police rescue mother, daughter locked up in room for 4 years

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Delhi Police have rescued a mother-daughter, who had allegedly locked themselves up at their house in Mahavir Enclave area for the last four years.

A senior police officer said: “The mother-daughter are apparently suffering from depression.”
He said a neighbour made a PCR call informing the police that Kalavati (42) and Deepa (20) had locked themselves up in a first-floor room of their house, they were rescued and admitted to a hospital.

The police are questioning the woman’s father-in-law who had been staying with them in the house, he said.

He said that when police reached the spot, they found that the door of their room was open. The women were malnourished and staying in an unhygienic condition, he added.

They even refused to go to the hospital.

The duo are apparently suffering from a mental disorder and hallucinations, he said. Police said Kalavati’s father-in-law, Mahaveer Mishra, lived in the adjacent room and gave them food once a day whenever they asked for it.

Mishra told the police that his wife passed away in 2000 and his two sons were killed in a road accident four years ago. He claimed that Kalavati and Deepa had locked themselves up in the room since then.

He used to work as a linesman with MTNL and the family was surviving on Mishra’s pension, he claimed.

Mishra said the women often claimed they spoke to his sons in the room and survived days without food. He said a local doctor was treating them as he did not have enough savings to admit them to a hospital.

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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hits Air India staffer with slipper

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Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hits Air India staffer with slipper

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

Pune/New Delhi : Shiv Sena MP Ravindra Gaikwad hit an Air India staffer with his slipper during a discussion over seating arrangements, the airline’s spokesperson told ANI on Thursday. Gaikwad, too, said he had hit the employee.

“Haan maine usko maara tha,usne badtameezi ki thi [Yes, I hit him (employee). He had misbehaved],” ANI quoted him as saying.

The national carrier’s spokesperson said a panel has been appointed to investigate the matter.

Gaikwad represents the right-wing party from Maharashtra’s Osmanabad.

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Uproar in Rajya Sabha over naming Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh

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Uproar in Rajya Sabha over naming Chandigarh airport after Bhagat Singh

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

NEW DELHI : The Rajya Sabha on Thursday witnessed a brief uproar over naming of the Chandigarh airport, as the Opposition alleged that the BJP government in Haryana does not want to name it after Shahid-e-Azam Bhagat Singh.
During the Zero Hour, Ritabrata Banerjee (CPM) said there has been a controversy over naming of the airport.
“The Punjab Government had agreed that the airpot will be named after Shaheed-E-Azam Bhagat Singh, (but) the Haryana Government, the Haryana Chief Minisger said ‘no’. They want to name the airport after Mangal Sein,” he said.
The CPM member said there were agitations yesterday to demand naming of the airport after Bhagat Singh. Today is the martyrdom day of Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev.
Joining the issue, Congress leader Pratap Singh Bajwa said on one side, there is a demand to name the airport after the great freedom fighter, but on the other hand, the BJP wanted to name it after the party’s ex-Chief Minister.
As several opposition members were up on their feet and created an uproar, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi countered the allegations saying “we have never said it and nobody has said it. It’s not proper to make such sweeping statements”.
The minister said that Bhagat Singh was a martyr and was respected by everyone.As the uproar continued, deputy chairman P J Kurien asked Naqvi to take note of the suggestion to which the minister said “yes”.
As senior JD-U member Sharad Yadav associated himself with the opposition demands, Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad wanted to know from the Centre whether or not it has decided to name the airport after Bhagat Singh.
“Government has said that the suggestion has been taken note of. They will consider it,” Kurien said, adding Bhagat Singh was a great martyr and everbody respects him.
Partap Singh Bajwa of Congress also made a demand that two-minute silence should be observed on every March 23 before starting the business of the House.

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Adityanath’s ‘favourite’ cows to be shifted to CM residence

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Adityanath’s ‘favourite’ cows to be shifted to CM residence

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

Lucknow : The hurly burly of being the chief minister of the country’s most populous state would not keep Yogi Adityanath away from his “favourite” cows as many of them will soon be shifted to his sprawling 5-Kalidas Marg residence here.

‘Gauseva’ or service of cows has been a part of the 44-year old priest’s regimen for several years during which he has developed a bond of affection with many of them.

“In the guashala (cow shelter) at the Gorakhnath Temple there are close to 460 cows and calves. Whenever, the Yogi is in Gorakhpur, he feeds the calves with milk, roti and jaggery. After this, he feeds the cows,” said Swami Vidya Chaitanya Maharaj of Naimisharanya Ashram.

And now, with Adityanath moving to Lucknow, some of his favourite cows would also soon be brought here to 5-Kalidas Marg, official residence of the chief minister, he added.
“Adityanath calls the cows by their names. He has a strong bond with them. Nandini is his favourite,” Chaitanya Maharaj, who has been in close touch with Adityanath for the past 12 years said.

He added that the Gorakhpur cowshed has the best breeds of cows, including Gujarati, Sehwal, Desi and Gir, which produce over a hundred litres of milk a day.

This milk is used for making ‘mattha’ (a kind of buttermilk), which is distributed as ‘prasad’ among those visiting the Gorakhnath Temple, he said.

Known for his austere lifestyle, Adityanath has followed a strict daily regime.

“Adityanath gets up at 3 am and practises Yoga between 4 to 5 am. After this, he offers prayers and takes a round of the Mutt and temple premises, while inspecting the cleanliness of the place,” Chaitanya Maharaj said.

He would then feed the fishes and then head to the ‘gaushala’ (cowshed), he said.

It was only after these chores were over, that he would head to his office as the head priest and Gorakhpur MP to listen to the grievances of the public, Chaitanya Maharaj added.

No sirens, but can keep red beacon: Yogi to ministers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has urged his ministerial colleagues to not use hooters and sirens on their four-wheelers, as it creates “noise pollution” and disturbs the public. Elaborating further on this, cabinet minister Siddhartha Nath Singh said, “Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath urged all his ministerial colleagues to shun siren and hooters, as they create noise pollution. On day one after taking oath as the cabinet minister, I had said no to hooter and siren.”

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Delhi : Woman found hanging at Kashmere Gate Metro station

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Delhi : Woman found hanging at Kashmere Gate Metro station

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : A woman, aged 25-30 years, allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at the Kashmere Gate Metro Station here on Thursday.

Officials said the incident was reported at around 8:30 am when a cleaning staff at the station informed the authorities of a woman hanging near water supply pipe at the end of Platform No. 2. The women allegedly hanged herself with a ‘dupatta’.

Sources in the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) said the woman’s body has been sent to the nearest hospital for post-mortem.

“Nothing could be found on CCTV since the location where the incident took place was beyond the purview of the cameras,” the sources said.

(With agencies inputs)

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Captain Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, bats for farm loan waiver

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Captain Amarinder Singh meets PM Modi, bats for farm loan waiver

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

NEW DELHI : Under pressure to fulfil the farm debt waiver promise made in the Congress’s election manifesto, Punjab chief minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi to seek a special central government package.This is the first meeting between Amarinder and Modi ever since the Congress strongman became the CM. Amarinder, who also handed a letter and detailed note to Modi, said total farm debt in Punjab amounted to more than Rs 80,000 crore, including crop loans in cooperative sector amounting to about Rs 12,500 crore. “The average debt per farm household in Punjab works out to be Rs 8 lakh (including crop loan), while the state’s per hectare debt of small and marginal farmers was the highest in India,” he told Modi.
Citing a spate of farm suicides in the state, Amarinder sought a one-time loan waiver. Punjab has not had a waiver since UPA -1, when then Prime minister Manmohan Singh had given a package. Till now, Punjab chief minister Parkash Badal had been dashing to Modi and Manmohan frequently to seek bailout packages. “The mounting farm debts is making agriculture in Punjab increasingly unsustainable, endangering not only the food security of the nation but also the social fabric of this sensitive border state,” Amarinder told reporters outside Parliament after meeting Modi.
Both SAD and Congress during Badal regime had locked horns over which party had pipped the other in offering farm-relief packages. Amarinder later added that “though he had sought financial assistance from the Centre, his government was committed to waiver of the farmers’ loans and already initiated a time-bound process for it”.
The state cabinet had, in its maiden meeting, directed necessary steps to implement the Congress’s poll promise on farm debt waiver, he said. Captain Amarinder made the request at a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at Parliament Househere on Wednesday.

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New symbols for AIADMK factions: Lamp post for OPS, hat for Sasikala

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New symbols for AIADMK factions: Lamp post for OPS, hat for Sasikala

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

CHENNAI :  Tamil Nadu’s ruling AIADMK will fight for its former chief minister J Jayalalithaa’s seat under a new name – two in fact. Party chief VK Sasikala’s faction will call itself AIADMK Amma, and rival O Panneerselvam’s group will go by the name AIADMK Puratchi Thalaivi Amma. Both factions will also fight under new symbols after the Election Commission said yesterday that neither can use the AIADMK’s name and “two leaves” symbol in the contest for RK Nagar in Chennai. “Amma” or mother is the name given to Jayalalithaa by thousands of her supporters. Superstar Rajinikanth added another interesting twist to the by-poll battle by announcing on Twitter that he supported “no one”.
Here are the 10 latest developments:
  1. While approving their new names, the Election Commission also decided that the OPS faction will use the “electric pole” as its polls symbol and team Sasikala will use the “hat” symbol.
  2. Voting will take place on April 12 for the RK Nagar seat left vacant after the death of Jayalalithaa in December. Winning the seat holds enormous significance for the various groups fighting for Jayalalithaa’s political legacy.
  3. Mr Panneerselvam, the fierce Jayalalithaa loyalist who turned rebel after being forced to quit as Chief Minister by the AIADMK matriarch’s long-time friend Sasikala, has fielded veteran partyman E Madhusudanan for RK Nagar.
  4. Sasikala’s group will be represented by her nephew TTV Dinakaran. Before going to jail to serve a four-year sentence for corruption, Ms Sasikala appointed Mr Dinakaran as her deputy, placing the party in his charge, and her proxy, E Palaniswamy, as chief minister.
  5. A third major candidate is Deepa Jayakumar, who claims to be the true successor of her aunt Jayalalithaa’s political legacy.
  6. Gangai Amaran of the BJP is the fourth candidate for the seat. After his visit to Rajinikanth’s Poes Garden home set off intense speculation, the superstar tweeted today, “My support is for no one in the coming elections.”
  7. Mr Panneerselvam paid tribute at the beachside memorial of Jayalalithaa this morning and said he was “disappointed” that the Election Commission did not decide in his favour “despite strong evidence”.
  8. The Election Commission held a six-hour long marathon hearing on Wednesday, after which it said it did not want to rush to a conclusion that might be “erroneous”.
  9. “No one would grudge the fact that it is almost humanly impossible to study all the aforesaid records running into more than 20,000 pages (submitted just a day earlier),” the commission said.
  10. Jayalalithaa died in December after months in hospital. Weeks after her death, a power battle erupted between her friend Sasikala and loyalist Panneerselvam. Both groups have vowed to win back the party’s name and symbol, which was chosen by Jayalalithaa’s mentor MG Ramachandran or MGR.

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Babri Masjid case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Advani, others for 2 weeks

Babri Masjid case: Supreme Court adjourns hearing on Advani, others for 2 weeks

Posted on 23 March 2017 by GGS News

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday asked BJP leaders L K Advani, M M Joshi and other accused in the Babri Masjid demolition case to give their written submissions and adjourned the matter for two weeks.

A Bench comprising Justices PC Ghose and RF Nariman asked all the parties in the case to file their written arguments by April 6 and posted the matter for further hearing on April 7.At the start of the hearing, senior advocate KK Venugopal, appearing for the BJP leaders, sought permission from the court for appearing before another Bench in a part-heard matter.

The Bench allowed Venugopal’s plea but said that the parties should file their written submissions in the case before the next date of the hearing.

Yesterday, Justice Ghose had adjourned the matter for today as Justice Nariman was not present.

On March 6, the apex court had decided to examine the appeal against dropping of conspiracy charge against the accused, including Advani, Joshi and Uma Bharti, in the case related to the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992.

The top court had also came up with an option of ordering a joint trial of cases arising out of the two FIRs lodged in the wake of the demolition of the disputed structure.

However, the clubbing of two FIRs was opposed by the counsel for the accused on the ground that there were different sets of persons named as accused in the two cases, the trial of which were at an advanced stage at two different places.

They were of the view that joint trial would lead to the beginning of proceedings de novo (afresh).

Altogether, 13 persons, including Advani, Joshi and Bharti, were discharged of conspiracy charge in the case, the trial of which is being held at a special court in Raebareli.

The second set of case was against unknown ‘karsevaks’ who were in and around the disputed structure and the trial was being held at a court in Lucknow.

The appeals were filed by Ahmad and the CBI against dropping of conspiracy charges against Advani, Joshi and 19 others for demolition of the disputed structure on December 6, 1992.

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Yogi bans paan, gutka in government offices in UP

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Yogi bans paan, gutka in government offices in UP

Posted on 22 March 2017 by GGS News

Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officers to ban “paan”, gutka and other tobacco products in all government offices in the state.
The 44-year -old chief minister directed Uttar Pradesh government officials to stop chewing paan, paan masala etc when in office, after seeing betel-juice stained walls during his first visit to the secretariat annexe building here.
“The chief minister visited all the floors of the annexe building and met officials posted there. After detecting betel stains on walls, he asked employees not to consume paan or paan masala during duty hours and ensure cleanliness,” Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who accompanied Yogi, said.
Adityanath also asked the staff to make the atmosphere in the building healthy and clean by avoiding the use plastic, Maurya told reporters.
The annexe, known as Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan, houses the chief minister’s office and his secretariat, offices of the state chief secretary, principal secretary (home) and other senior IAS officers.

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19 Opposition MLAs suspended from Maharashtra Assembly

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19 Opposition MLAs suspended from Maharashtra Assembly

Posted on 22 March 2017 by GGS News

Mumbai : Maharashtra Speaker Haribhau Bagade on Wednesday suspended 19 Opposition legislators till December 31 for creating a ruckus over farm loans on Saturday.

The House, which reassembled after three days, adopted a resolution moved by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Girish Bapat, seeking suspension of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislators who disrupted Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar’s Budget speech.The resolution was adopted with both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party and ally Shiv Sena members voting in favour after which the Speaker issued the suspension orders.

On Saturday, Mungantiwar’s budget for 2017-18 was presented amid chaos as the combined opposition demanded a complete waiver of farm loans in the state.

The opposition parties greeted the suspension order with protests and said the government resorted to the measure to avoid defeat over a cut motion which requires voting in the house.

Opposition leader Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil accused the government of being insensitive to the farmers’ plight and trying to muzzle the opposition voice by resorting to undemocratic measures like suspension.

Among the legislators suspended on Wednesday include nine from the Congress and 10 from NCP and they have been barred from even entering the legislature premises.

They include heavyweights from both parties including Bhaskar Jadhav, Vijay Vaddetiwar, Jitendra Awhad, D.P. Sawant, Abdul Sattar and Avdhoot Tatkare.

They were among the opposition members who raised slogans in the house, carried banners inside the assembly, sang bhajans and later made a bonfire of budget copies.

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